John N Posted September 28, 2021 Share Posted September 28, 2021 (edited) Started this project 6 months ago, its been very stop start due to other commitments, but finally got her under power! A full 12 metric tons, placed inside a 'ring frame' - this is the simplest and strongest design I could think of. I wince when I see presses flexing and ramping under load, so wanted my design to be tight and right! We ran a FEA analysis on the frame, and it does not flex at all until its got over 100 ton loading Press has a 2 horse motor, running at 8.5 amps from a single phase 240v supply (which is the max FLC of the motor) - seems to work nicely. Hopefully we will build these for sale if I can get the cost out of them a bit, if not, it has still been great fun to see it from fag packet sketch to working machine! https://imgur.com/gallery/0ePhypK Edited September 28, 2021 by John N image problems from imgur 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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